Monday, May 27, 2013

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE OMEGA SEAMASTER PROFESSIONAL RED DIAL JDM LIMITED EDITION MIDSIZE DIVER WRISTWATCH












Product Specifications
Watch Information
Brand Name:Omega Seamaster Professional Chronometer Red Dial Limited Edition for Japan Market
Model number:2551.80.00 s/n 60216832 Circa 1999
Part Number:2551.80
Dial window material type:anti-reflective-scratch-resistant-sapphire
Display Type:analog
Clasp:deployment-clasp-with-push-button
Case material:stainless-steel
Case diameter:36 millimeters
Case Thickness:11.5 millimeters
Band material:stainless-steel
Band length:mens
Dial color:blue
Bezel material:aluminum
Bezel Function:unidirectional
Calendar:Date
Movement:swiss-AUTO CAL. 1120
Water resistant depth:

PRICE: RM6,000:
1000 Feet
COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL RED BOX
(NEGOTIABLE)
In the 1990’s, the Seamaster became famous for being the watch of choice for James Bond. The Omega brand has had a high profile association with the James Bond movies since 1995, when Pierce Brosnan took over the role of James Bond in the movie GoldenEye and began wearing the Omega Seamaster Quartz Professional (model 2541.80.00). In all later films, Brosnan wore an Omega Seamaster Professional Chronometer (model 2531.80.00).

Which Seamaster watch is the James Bond watch?

The Seamaster Professional Diver 300 M was worn by James Bond in five Bond movies. These Seamasters are made of stainless steel on a stainless steel bracelet, fitted with a blue dial, unidirectional rotating bezel with blue ring and a sapphire crystal. They have a diameter of 41 mm and are waterproof to 300 metres. In Casino Royale, before Bond was assigned his 00 status (“license to kill”), he was wearing a Seamaster Planet Ocean with a diameter of 45.5 mm.In Quantum of Solace, James Bond wears a Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M with OMEGA’s revolutionary Co-axial technology and water resistance to 600 metres (2000 feet). It has a diameter of 42 mm and a dramatic black dial.


1995 Golden Eye
Seamaster Diver 300 M (Reference 2541.80.00, sold out by Omega)



1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
Seamaster Diver 300 M (Reference 2531.80.00, sold out by Omega)



1999 The World Is Not Enough
Seamaster Diver 300 M (Reference 2531.80.00, sold out by Omega)



2002 Die Another Day
Seamaster Diver 300 M (Reference 2531.80.00, sold out by Omega)



2006 Casino Royale
Seamaster Diver 300 M (Reference 2220.80.00)
Seamaster Planet Ocean (Reference 2900.50.91)



2008 Quantum of Solace
Seamaster Planet Ocean (Reference 2201.50.00)

AUTHENTIC VNTAGE ROLEX OYSTER CHRONOMETER BUBBLEBACK 2940 GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)











BRAND: RARE AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER BUBBLEBACK GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN:;SWISS
CIRCA:;1942 S/N 248703
MODEL:;OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLEBACK MODEL 2940
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: ROLEX 18 JEWELS AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 1030
DIAL COLOR:;SATIN REFINISHED GREY DIAL
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTES AND SWIPE SECOND;
HANDS:;SILVER TONE MERCEDES HANDS
MARKERS:;LUMINOUS ARABIC MARKERS
CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL BEZEL AND CASE
LUGS:;18mm;
MEASUREMENT:;34mm DIAMETER W/O CROWN and 40mm LUG TO LUG
BEZEL: 18K YELLOW GOLD
ENGRAVED BACK CASING: NONE
CROWN:REPLACED NEW ROLEX 1 STEPS ROLEX;
STRAP/TALI: BROWN GENUINE LEATHER BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5" FULL LENGHT
DISCONTINUED ROLEX MODEL... RARE BUBBLEBACK IN NICE CONDITION!


EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING GOODTIME AND RECENTLY SERVICED

PRICE:(SOLD TO DANIEL THORPE FROM USA via eBay)




Rolex 6035 Big Bubbleback is commonly referred to by collectors as "Overttone," which means "Big Egg,"since it has such a thick bubbleback. Rolex in the mid 1950s used to have a red date on the Datejust and Day-Date. This is quite rare to find the Big Bubbleback with solid 18k White Gold Bezel on 100% solid stainless steel case.



A History of Rolex Watches



Hans Wilsdorf founded the company we now know as Rolex in 1905. Born in Kulmbach, Germany in 1881, the company, Wilsdorf & Davies, was based in London. By 1908 it had become one of the leading watch companies in the UK. It was in this year that he coined the name Rolex.

Official Chronometer Certification was awarded to Rolex in 1910 from the "Bureau Officiel" in Switzerland, the first time this had ever been given to a wristwatch. This was to be the first of many accolades awarded to the watch, including the Class A Precision from the Kew Observatory in 1914.
In 1926 the Rolex Oyster was released. It was the first wristwatch to be considered waterproof, proven a year later when the watch was worn by the swimmer Mercedes Gleitze in his successful bid to cross the English Channel. This was beneficial to Wilsdorf whom had sponsored the event and gained considerable exposure for his new Oyster Watch. Wilsdorf recognized the importance of advertising and marketing his creation in order to gain publicity and prestige. 1931 saw the creation of the Perpetual Rotor, a mechanism now seen as the basis for self-winding movements. In the following years Rolex released the first Oyster Perpetual Lady-date (1954) the GMT Master with dual time zone function (1955) and the first Day-Date (1956).
Andre Heiniger took over the company following the death of Hans Wildorf on 06 July 1960. Rolex continued to invent and innovate in terms of technical skill and style throughout the 2nd half of the century. The Sea-dweller (1967) was certified as reaching depths of up to 1,220 meters making it the choice for Professional Divers - a point that was quickly adopted in advertising the model. The Explorer II (1978) and Cosmograph Daytona (1988) were also released to international waiting lists securing Rolex as one of the worlds most prestigious watch brands.

Rolex Dateline

  • 1905 - Hans Wildorf establishes a London firm specialising in the distribution of watches.
  • 1908 - Wildorf coins a brand name in which to sign his creations: Rolex.
  • 1910 - In Switzerland, Rolex obtains the first official chronometer certification ever awarded to a wristwatch.
  • 1914 - The Kew Observatory in Great Britain awards the Rolex wristwatch a CLASS A precision certificate.
  • 1926 - Rolex develops and patents the first airtight, dustproof and waterproof watch - named the Oyster.
  • 1927 - The Rolex Oyster crosses the English Channel unscathed.
  • 1931 - Birth of the Perpetual Rotor, a self winding mechanism later found in every modern automatic watch.
  • 1945 - The Oyster Datejust is invented. The first watch to display the date automatically.
  • 1953 - Rolex has created the diving watch of reference - the Submariner.
  • 1954 - The Oyster Perpetual Ladydate is introduced.
  • 1955 - The Oyster GMT Master is designed making it possible to read the time in any two time zones.
  • 1956 - The Oyster Day-Date is created.
  • 1960 - The so called Bathyscaphe is created and plunges 35,787 feet into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1967 - The Oyster Sea-Dweller is invented - waterproof to a depth of 610 m / 2001 ft.
  • 1971 - The Oyster Explorer II is designed.

Monday, May 6, 2013

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ROLEX BUBBLEBACK 6084 GENT WRISTWATCH










BRAND: HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER BUBBLEBACK GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN:;SWISS
CIRCA:;1953
MODEL:;OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLEBACK MODEL 6084
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: ROLEX 18 JEWELS AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 1030
DIAL COLOR:;SATIN FINISH BROWNISH BLACK DIAL
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTES AND SWIPE SECOND;
HANDS:;GOLD TONE DAUPHINE HANDS
MARKERS:;RAISED GOLD TONE ARABIC MARKERS EXPLORER STYLE
CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL BEZEL AND CASE
LUGS:;18mm;
MEASUREMENT:;34mm DIAMETER W/O CROWN and 40mm LUG TO LUG
BEZEL: 18K YELLOW GOLD
ENGRAVED BACK CASING: NONE
CROWN:ORIGINAL SS ROLEX 1 STEPS ROLEX BRVET +;
STRAP/TALI: BROWN GENUINE LEATHER BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5" FULL LENGHT
DISCONTINUED ROLEX MODEL... RARE BUBBLEBACK IN NICE CONDITION!

EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING GOODTIME AND RECENTLY SERVICED

PRICE: RM7,000(NEGOTIABLE)




Rolex 6035 Big Bubbleback is commonly referred to by collectors as "Overttone," which means "Big Egg,"since it has such a thick bubbleback. Rolex in the mid 1950s used to have a red date on the Datejust and Day-Date. This is quite rare to find the Big Bubbleback with solid 18k White Gold Bezel on 100% solid stainless steel case.



A History of Rolex Watches


Hans Wilsdorf founded the company we now know as Rolex in 1905. Born in Kulmbach, Germany in 1881, the company, Wilsdorf & Davies, was based in London. By 1908 it had become one of the leading watch companies in the UK. It was in this year that he coined the name Rolex.

Official Chronometer Certification was awarded to Rolex in 1910 from the "Bureau Officiel" in Switzerland, the first time this had ever been given to a wristwatch. This was to be the first of many accolades awarded to the watch, including the Class A Precision from the Kew Observatory in 1914.
In 1926 the Rolex Oyster was released. It was the first wristwatch to be considered waterproof, proven a year later when the watch was worn by the swimmer Mercedes Gleitze in his successful bid to cross the English Channel. This was beneficial to Wilsdorf whom had sponsored the event and gained considerable exposure for his new Oyster Watch. Wilsdorf recognized the importance of advertising and marketing his creation in order to gain publicity and prestige. 1931 saw the creation of the Perpetual Rotor, a mechanism now seen as the basis for self-winding movements. In the following years Rolex released the first Oyster Perpetual Lady-date (1954) the GMT Master with dual time zone function (1955) and the first Day-Date (1956).
Andre Heiniger took over the company following the death of Hans Wildorf on 06 July 1960. Rolex continued to invent and innovate in terms of technical skill and style throughout the 2nd half of the century. The Sea-dweller (1967) was certified as reaching depths of up to 1,220 meters making it the choice for Professional Divers - a point that was quickly adopted in advertising the model. The Explorer II (1978) and Cosmograph Daytona (1988) were also released to international waiting lists securing Rolex as one of the worlds most prestigious watch brands.

Rolex Dateline

  • 1905 - Hans Wildorf establishes a London firm specialising in the distribution of watches.
  • 1908 - Wildorf coins a brand name in which to sign his creations: Rolex.
  • 1910 - In Switzerland, Rolex obtains the first official chronometer certification ever awarded to a wristwatch.
  • 1914 - The Kew Observatory in Great Britain awards the Rolex wristwatch a CLASS A precision certificate.
  • 1926 - Rolex develops and patents the first airtight, dustproof and waterproof watch - named the Oyster.
  • 1927 - The Rolex Oyster crosses the English Channel unscathed.
  • 1931 - Birth of the Perpetual Rotor, a self winding mechanism later found in every modern automatic watch.
  • 1945 - The Oyster Datejust is invented. The first watch to display the date automatically.
  • 1953 - Rolex has created the diving watch of reference - the Submariner.
  • 1954 - The Oyster Perpetual Ladydate is introduced.
  • 1955 - The Oyster GMT Master is designed making it possible to read the time in any two time zones.
  • 1956 - The Oyster Day-Date is created.
  • 1960 - The so called Bathyscaphe is created and plunges 35,787 feet into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1967 - The Oyster Sea-Dweller is invented - waterproof to a depth of 610 m / 2001 ft.
  • 1971 - The Oyster Explorer II is designed.
  • 1978 - The Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller is tested waterproof to a depth of 1220 m / 4003 ft.
  • 1988 - The first Cosmograph Daytona is fitted with a perpetual rotor.
  • 1992 - A new model is added to the Professioanl range - the Yacht-Master.
  • 2004 - Submariner celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Rolex celebrates with a special commemorative model with a green bezel and unique black dial.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SINN TRIPLE DATE CALENDAR MOONPHASE CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)








BRAND/JENAMA: AUTHENTIC SINN TRIPLE DATE CALENDAR TRUE 30 NIGHTS MOONPHASE CHRONOGRAPH 24HRS GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN/BUATAN: GERMANY
CIRCA/TAHUN: 2000's - S/N 103.22129
MODEL: TRIPLE DATE MOONPHASE CHRONOGRAPH
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: 25 JEWELS AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 7756 HI-BEAT 28,800bps
DIAL COLOR: WHITE NAMEL WITH NO CRACK
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTES AND SECOND, DATE, DAY, MONTH, 24HRS,MOONPHASE, 3 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH
HANDS/JARUM: BLUE METAL HOUR, MINUTE AND CHRONO HANDS
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: BLACK ARABIC MARKERS
CASING : TOP TITANIUM AND SOLID STAINLESS STEEL CASEBACK
LUGS: 20mm 
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 42mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 47mm LUG TO LUG
BEZEL: NONE
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -G90146 51300
CROWN: ORIGINAL SINN CROWN AND GP CHRONO PUSHER
STRAP/TALI: TROPIK STYLE RUBBER BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5" FULL LENGHT

NO BOX AND NO PAPER, GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING GOODTIME AND ALL CHRONOGRAPH WORKS, SET, RESET TO ZERO, MOONPHASE IS ALSO WORKING PERFECTLY
PRICE: SOLD;(TO MR ANSYARI FROM BANTEN, INDONESIA)

HISTORY OF SINN WATCHES
After its establishment, the company constructed instrumental watches and watches for pilots based on Mr. Sinn's extensive aviation experience, that was primarily based on dissatisfaction with the flight watches that were available for pilot and navigational purposes at that time. Sinn's own designs incorporated the features and functionality that he felt more fit for the purpose as an instrument watch. This design philosophy has informed the company's culture right through to the present day.
Solely selling the watches with direct marketing, thereby avoiding additional costs of intermediate trade, Sinn was able to sell its watches with a very good price/performance ratio. The watches were manufactured as OEM products in Switzerland according to Sinn's specifications and very popular among pilots because of their outstanding quality and design.
In 1994, Helmut Sinn sold the company to Lothar Schmidt, who constructed watches in the Porsche-Design Team in the 1970s and later on was authorized officer of the IWC. Among other things, Schmidt designed watch cases made from titanium for the IWC and after 1990 he was responsible for the rebuilding of the IWC brand A. Lange & Sohne.
Schmidt changed the name of the company to Sinn - Spezialuhren zu Frankfurt - (special watches from Frankfurt) and created a new range of watch models.
Today, as many as 10,000 watches are sold per year and the direct marketing has been expanded by establishing depots where watches are sold outside of Frankfurt.
Some years after he sold his company, Helmut Sinn returned to the watch business, building and selling watches of the brands Guinard, Jubilar and Chronosport in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. From 1993 to 2002, Sinn also produced watches for Bell & Ross.

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE VERY RARE LONGINES MILITARY GENTS WRISTWATCH










HARD TO FIND, VERY RARE AUTHENTIC VINTAGE LONGINES MLITARY GENTS WRISTWATCH
Product Specifications

Solid Stainless Steel Case
Tropik like rubber band
Unsigned Original Crown
Made in Switzerland
Swiss Longines Ball Bearing Automatic Cal. 385 Movement
Serial No. 13961357
Circa Nov 1967
Mineral Crystal
Black Military Dial
Silver Tone Hands and Arabic Hour Markers
Snap in Replaced Case Back
Original Non Signed Crown at 4 O'clock Position for locking the bezel
Case Diameter: 35mm (excluding Crown)
Case Diameter: 38mm (Lug to Lug)
Very Thin Case, Thickness: 6mm
Lug Width: 
PRICE: PERSONAL COLLECTION BUT WILLING TO LET GO FOR USD2,000

BRIEF HISTORY OF LONGINES-WITTNAUER WATCHES
As soon as Ernest Francillon opened a small manufacturing plant, which started to produce the following year, the story of Longines started in 1866. Francillon, who was the grandson of Auguste Agassiz (a pioneer of Swiss horology whose name appears on wrist and pocket watches of high-quality), learned his trade at his grandfather's watch assembly shop, the "comptoir". He would finally become director of the shop, but this thirty-two-year old man got acquainted with the limits of the comptoir and the areas in which he would be more likely to have a better production.
The first Longines watches arrived in America in 1868. A few years later, Longines was awarded a gold medal for precision and reliability at the Universal Exposition of Vienna. To prevent himself from imitation, Francillon decided to trademark the dials on his watches with a winged clepsydra and the word "Longines".A clepsydra is an ancient device which measured time by marking the regulated flow of water though a small opening. Looking carefully at the centre of the Longines trademark a small box that represents this device is seen.
The company eventually departed from this procedure fairly quickly because there are several Longines watches that do not have the logo. In 1889, Longines provided five chronometers to the Italian explorer Luigi Amedeo, who did his best to reach the North Pole. His failure is hardly noted in history books, but the mark Longines'illuswtrious history as the watch choice by explores and adventurers.
In 1904, Longines furnished chronometers to a U.S. naval exploration of the North Polar Region. Unfortunately, Robert E. Peary was the first to reach the North Pole in 1909. Longines, unfortunately, missed the chance to be part of that event. At the beginning of 1900s, Longines started to express an interest in gentlemen's wrist watches and joined other Swiss makers which showed the same interest as well.
The Longines Co. states that the first wrist watch was cased in 1905. The first wrist chronographs to appear in the sports market were seen in 1910s. Moreover, Longines produced military watches for World War, some of the, with pierced shrapnel covers, "demi-hunter" cased varieties, and others for being used at sea and in the air.
Around 1920 - 1930s the golden years for Longines started. The factory had a remarkable growth from 20 to 2.500 workers, who produced more than 122.000 pieces every year. Longines would be recognized as the constant and steady companion of many pioneering aviator in a decade that aeroplanes and airships were recognized as military and exploration tools of great importance. Aeroplanes started to experience several problems such as magnetism, moisture, low temperatures, issues which had to be overcome right away. And Longines was acquainted with theses issues after having experienced the Artic cold temperatures. It was during this era that Longines would produce its most famous two wrist watches -- the Weems and the Lindbergh models. (The Lindbergh is also referred to as the Hour Angle Watch.) In 1930, Admiral Richard E. Byrd would arrive to the South Pole for the first time. His trips would always find him with a Longines on his wrist.
The A. Wittnauer Co. would become the exclusive sales agent for Longines in1880. This relationship lasted for the next 114 years. In 1936, the Wittnauer family sold A. Wittnauer Co. and renamed the Longines-Wittnauer Co. the name became so pervasive that some people think that the watches are synonymous. But, of course, they are not. Their movements are distinct and not interchangeable with one another.
World War II and beyond
The company began to produce military issue watches during the Second World War. Most of these watches were for the European forces. In 1994, Longines and Wittnauer parted company, and Swiss giant SMH, which holds title to Hamilton, Omega and Tissot, got the name.
Chronographs
The company started to show its affinity with sporting events during the 30s and 40s, producing a lot of unusual types of chronographs. Many were manufacturer with Longines's own movement, unlike the rest of the companies which would rather buy chronograph from other companies. Therefore, the Longines chronographs, those which were produced from the 20s to the 50s are highly prized and have their own separate niche in the collecting world.
The best of Longines's chronograph movements was said to be the Caliber 13 ZN. It was first released in Longines' 2-register models, but was later adapted for use in its 3-register models. The following chronographs would show movements made by Valjoux and others. These are not recognized nearly as collectible as the chronographs with Longines' own movements.